Sushi Nakazawa

Sushi in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

The price is high, but the quality is nothing short of phenomenal at this jewel-box–sized sushi spot that opened to much acclaim in 2013. There are no cooked dishes and little in the way of individual choice. Instead the meal is a 20-course fixed-price affair created by Chef Daisuke Nakazawa, who served under Jiro Ono, probably the world's finest sushi chef.

Sushi chefs serve up delectable bites of tuna belly, hay-smoked skipjack, glistening shrimp and sweet, eggy tamago (Japanese omelet). Match your meal with a Japanese microbrew or a flight of sake (six small glasses for around $40).